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Shrine of St Augustine

Open Now: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Really interesting.

Highly recommend a visit here. We were made to feel very welcome on a wet and cold afternoon. Were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
EmmaD565
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Pugin's gem

This was Pugin's favourite piece of work according to the great man. And he paid for it himself... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Augustus Pugin - best known for designing most of the Houses of Parliament - radically reformed cityscapes around the world. Pugin built this church as his model of construction, and called it "my own child". Out of all the buildings he built, this...more
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St. Augustines Road, Ramsgate CT11 9PA, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit here. We were made to feel very welcome on a wet and cold afternoon. Were given a bit of a guided tour by the chap on the desk who was very knowledgeable and there is good information to read in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EmmaD565
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was Pugin's favourite piece of work according to the great man. And he paid for it himself. After an expensive refurbishment this fine building is certainly worth a visit ..and it's free. Pugin is buried in a chapel inside and as well as that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sabatinitennis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this while spending a ew days in a Ramsgate. Free to look around but donations are gratefully received. We asked if we could see the church and as we were the only visitors one of the gentlemen at reception said he would like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chestnut2015
Reviewed 7 November 2018

I attended a splendid memorial service for a deceased tutor monk and mentor in the Church. After the unveiling of the plaque to Father Benedict with fellow Old Boys from the school, it was a pleasure to visit the Shrine and chat to the volunteers....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank IanH327
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Popped into this church on our recent stay in Ramsgate and discovered a very informative display on St Augustine and also the architect Pugin. Well worth the visit

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

A bit off the main drag of Ramsgate this really is a hidden gem. Absolutely beautiful gothic church designed by the master that was Pugin. There is such tranquil feel to the Church it's almost tangible. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Willie_Bucket
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Despite that, we had the place to ourselves for the hour or so we were there. Nice information centre and friendly guide. Impressive decorative features.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank zchug
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. The stations of the cross are phenomenal and really portray the grief of the resurrection. The shrine is kept in beautiful condition by the volunteers and the priests and it really is an amazing place to visit regardless if you a Catholic or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

This national important shrine is all it should be. It is beautifully and prayerfully situated inside the Pugin's amazing church. When visiting the shrine of St Augustine we were delighted to find that the building was opened just before its advertised opening. On our first...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne C
Reviewed 15 June 2018

First visit today. Very friendly and helpful volunteers manning the visitor centre. Audio guide very easy to use, informative, and reasonably priced. Map of building provided with numbers to use on audio guide. It would be helpful if these numbers also appeared on the actual...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Joseph3355
26 April 2017|
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Response from Augustine P | Property representative |
Hi Joseph3355, The Visitor Centre serves light refreshments to visiting groups who have booked their visit, though we don't operate as a café or pub. There are cafés and pubs nearby, though, and our Volunteers would be... More
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regulus2016
18 June 2016|
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Response from Augustine P | Property representative |
Hi Regulus2016, There is a café just around the corner called "The Lookout". There is also the Churchill Tavern (a pub which serves food), the Royal Harbour Hotel, La Magnolia, and Bon Appetit all within easy walking... More
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regulus2016
18 June 2016|
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Response from Augustine P | Property representative |
Hi Regulus2016, There is a café just around the corner called "The Lookout". There is also the Churchill Tavern (a pub which serves food), the Royal Harbour Hotel, La Magnolia, and Bon Appetit all within easy walking... More
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